Assessing the full Rangers deal for Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello at informal skate (NYR Twitter)

The trade just went down and the news of a conditional 2nd round pick and 3rd round pick was underwhelming. Now we have the full context of the trade and it is certainly more palatable.

Here’s the deal:

When you look at the conditions set in the deal you start to understand why Gorton would make such a move. It should also be noted that the 2020 draft is widely considered a deep and talented one.

Should Zuccarello opt to stay in Dallas that alone would make this a great deal. As far as Dallas winning 2 rounds, it isn’t probable, but you never know.

Trade Review:

This is an ok deal with the potential to be excellent.